Alto’s CSS line passes 250 installations


Alto Aviation’s Cadence Switch Series (CSS) has passed a milestone, having been chosen for more than 250 business jets. The customisable cabin switch panels have been equipped on an array of aircraft types, including Gulfstream, Falcon, Bombardier and Citation jets.

The CSS panels allow functionality through discrete logic and no software, minimising or eliminating woodwork.

The technology is based on modular, discrete switch assemblies. The modules come in sizes from 1-6 positions and include USB charging, HDMI port, Bluetooth interface and ordinance signage.

CSS is fit-compatible with former CMS/IFE switch offerings. By defining a bezel that fits an existing cut-out, Alto may be able to provide a CMS/IFE upgrade solution without changing the woodwork.

All installations have been customised for retrofit aircraft to replace obsolete, non-serviceable or broken passenger controls. In many cases this has entailed repurposing functionality and updating the CMS capabilities.

Many leading business aviation MROs have installed Alto CSS solutions in a wide variety of private aircraft, including light jets and turboprops, medium, large and bizliner cabins, and special-mission aircraft.

“Everyone on the Alto team is proud of surpassing our 250th unique aircraft CSS project milestone,” said Kevin Hayes, vice president of sales and marketing at Alto Aviation. “This represents solutions with over 30 different switch series for obsolete CMS. The CSS has been instrumental in satisfying the replacement requirements of legacy systems. Listening and responding to our customers allows us to deliver performance-driven results with supportable solutions for years to come.”

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Izzy has been part of the Business Jet Interiors International team since its second issue, and the editor since 2011. She also edits Auditoria and Railway Interiors International. Outside of work, Izzy is rediscovering her love of art by learning how to paint with watercolors.

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